How can I donate cord blood?

More than 800,000 cord blood units are available worldwide to be used for any patient in need, and around 40,000 cord blood transplants have been performed to date. Unfortunately, not every patient can find a potential donor match in the global database. Therefore, cord blood banks worldwide are calling on pregnant women to donate their cord blood after the birth of their child. Special cord blood banks have been set up around the world to collect and store umbilical cord blood.There are several options when it comes to donating cord blood to help treat blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases.